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Friday, February 24, 2012


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MU Stage 2 Proposed Rules Released

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, February 24, 2012

The proposed rules released by the Department of Health and Human Services would allow medical groups to report quality measures as a group, would make provisions for specialists, and call for vendors to encrypt devices. The proposal also extends Stage 1 to fiscal year 2014.

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Creating Accountability for Patient Experience

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, February 24, 2012

Patient experience is not entirely about providing excellent quality healthcare; there's more to it. Top leadership must set the mission and mandate the metrics, and success comes only with team effort.

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HIMSS: Don't Let HIT Obscure Patient Safety Needs

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, February 23, 2012

At the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society annual conference, against a glitzy backdrop and a stellar line-up of presenters, one particular speaker's talk on the potential foibles of health information technology is sobering.

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Physicians' Ties to IMD Manufacturers Can Ratchet Up Costs

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, February 23, 2012

A General Accountability Office report shows that relationships between physicians and manufacturers of implantable medical devices may undermine the ability of hospitals to make prudent purchasing decisions.

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Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to ACO Strategy

By: February 14, 2012

This comprehensive book dissects the integral components of ACOs from the view of physicians, providers, and payers and analyzes CMS's final regulations. Get the book that provides specifics on incorporating accountable care structure and strategy into your organization and enter the ACO era prepared and positioned to succeed.

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Rounds: Creating a High-Performance Emergency Department

By: February 7, 2012

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